Poway Historical Society

Poway Historical Society Preserving the Past for the Future
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Photos from Poway Historical Society's post
05/14/2020

Photos from Poway Historical Society's post

For about 100 years, agriculture was the big player in Poway.
04/06/2020

For about 100 years, agriculture was the big player in Poway.

In 1965, the population of Poway was 8,862 -- up from 1,154 in 1955 and 300 in 1945.The Chamber of Commerce Telephone Di...
01/07/2020

In 1965, the population of Poway was 8,862 -- up from 1,154 in 1955 and 300 in 1945.

The Chamber of Commerce Telephone Director offers a snapshot of who we were, where we lived and where we shopped in this growing town.

In 1965, the population of Poway was 8,862 -- up from 1,154 in 1955 and 300 in 1945.

The Chamber of Commerce Telephone Director offers a snapshot of who we were, where we lived and where we shopped in this growing town.

We take a look at how Poway celebrated Christmas 61 years ago.Articles are highlighted, but the accompanying news and ad...
12/14/2019

We take a look at how Poway celebrated Christmas 61 years ago.

Articles are highlighted, but the accompanying news and ads shine a light of Poway of that time.

Big monitor preferred if you have access.

We take a look at how Poway celebrated Christmas 61 years ago.

Articles are highlighted, but the accompanying news and ads shine a light of Poway of that time.

Big monitor preferred if you have access.

Happy Thanksgiving memories from Poway Historical Society.
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving memories from Poway Historical Society.

Poway Historical Society
09/20/2019

Poway Historical Society

With the Poway Days Parade coming up, we take a look back at Poway parades from 1939 (80 years ago), 1964 (55 years ago)...
09/02/2019

With the Poway Days Parade coming up, we take a look back at Poway parades from 1939 (80 years ago), 1964 (55 years ago) and 1979 (40 years ago).

With the Poway Days Parade coming up, we take a look back at Poway parades from 1939 (80 years ago), 1964 (55 years ago) and 1979 (40 years ago).

More "Then and Now" Glimpses
08/18/2019

More "Then and Now" Glimpses

A look at changing street views over the years in and around Poway.
07/23/2019

A look at changing street views over the years in and around Poway.

A look at changing street views over the years in and around Poway.

Poway Historical Society
07/18/2019

Poway Historical Society

Our 2019 Annual Meeting on June 10 at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park drew an enthusiastic crowd of “Old timers” and ne...
07/07/2019

Our 2019 Annual Meeting on June 10 at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park drew an enthusiastic crowd of “Old timers” and newer arrivals to hear a panel of “kids” who had grown up in Poway in the 1950s. The video is presented in five sections.

Sorry for the random order. Trying to get it sorted out.

The 'Fifties Kids got to refresh memories while newer arrivals learned about Poway History at a memorabilia table.Member...
06/17/2019

The 'Fifties Kids got to refresh memories while newer arrivals learned about Poway History at a memorabilia table.

Members, guests and speaker mingled over lunch.

Thanks to Braden Tate for the fine pictures.

The 'Fifties Kids got to refresh memories while newer arrivals learned about Poway History at a memorabilia table.

Members, guests and speaker mingled over lunch.

Thanks to Braden Tate for the fine pictures.

Annual Meeting Buffet
06/17/2019

Annual Meeting Buffet

Dishes from the 1950s will be featured at out annual meeting, so we've turned to this vintage cookbook from Poway Garden...
06/01/2019

Dishes from the 1950s will be featured at out annual meeting, so we've turned to this vintage cookbook from Poway Garden Club for inspiration.

There's no date in the book, but it's from the early to mid-1960s. There hadn't been a great cooking revolution in the intervening years.

Dishes from the 1950s will be featured at out annual meeting, so we've turned to this vintage cookbook from Poway Garden Club for inspiration.

There's no date in the book, but it's from the early to mid-1960s. There hadn't been a great cooking revolution in the intervening years.

Join us at our annual meeting and learn what life was like in the very small town of Poway in the 1950s.
06/01/2019

Join us at our annual meeting and learn what life was like in the very small town of Poway in the 1950s.

"Then and Now" in this month's Chieftain was focused on the telephone directory, but the changes in our roads and postal...
05/16/2019

"Then and Now" in this month's Chieftain was focused on the telephone directory, but the changes in our roads and postal service at the time were just as big. We take a closer look here.

An aerial view looking east at south Poway in about 1970 and a map from the 1970 phone book.
04/28/2019

An aerial view looking east at south Poway in about 1970 and a map from the 1970 phone book.

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14114 Midland Rd
Poway, CA
92064

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Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00

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(858) 679-8587

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I have a question for any really long time Powegians. I've lived in Poway for 18 years, but only 3 years off Metate Lane. At the South East corner of Metate and Montauk the is a flat concrete slab like from a building, curious if anyone knows what used to be there? Seems like an odd spot for a building. Thanks
For anyone who loves living this way
For people who love living this way
No way!
I have been told it’s crazy and a waste of time but I still want to try to save The Big Stone Lodge because I miss how things used to be. It breaks my heart to see such a gem go to waste. I know the council has plans already but I think they should hear their tax payers out one last time on the issue. Poway and the surrounding communities need something like this back in their lives. Remember how fun it was? The food, music, people? I’m not looking for negativity or pessimism only people who think this is a good idea and still want to save the last piece of history on old US 395. With today’s technology I’m sure there’s a way to sound proof the hell out of it, maybe give the neighbors a discount to accommodate them or something. The Renegade Country Bar is really awesome but it’s far for some people who want a place like that to go to. My stepfather Robert C Thorn is one of the best real estate lawyers in San Diego. He is up for the challenge and told me to rally people.
My grandparents, Samuel E "Ned" and May Brode, lived on the property that is now Ristorante Galileo on Pomerado Road. Ned had a gas station at the base of the hill, I believe on Poway Road. Would love to gather any information or photos (would be 30's to early 60's). Any help would be appreciated. Many years ago when I visited, there was a huge photo of his gas station in the Jack in the Box below the Ristorante. How can I get a copy?
Is there any information available about the plane crash that happened in the 60s, 1964 to 1966, possibly? My family lived on York Street, and it crashed in the field across from us. I was around 7 or so and was at the Community Church, at VBS, I think. Everyone was outside, and there was a very loud noise. We all looked up; I remember seeing the bottom of a plane; it seemed so close. I watched, turning my head to the right, as it, in slow motion, descended and erupted in a fireball. I knew it had crashed close to where we lived. I had nightmares for years, to be honest, but I'd be so interested to know the details.